TOPEKA, Kan. - Despite a new plan that frees the company from specific debt-reduction timelines and targets, Westar said it will proceed with the sale of Protection One, calling it the best option for reducing WestarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s $3 billion debt load.
IRVING, Texas - BrinkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Home Security has incorporated an e-learning program that will enable all of its employees, including central station operators who work the graveyard shift, to take part in the new continuing education courses.
The program was launched to the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 2,500 employees a few months ago after a year of work to get a web-based portal and courses online.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - In a deal expected to have a significant impact on company revenues, residential installation company Armed Alert Security has struck an alliance with an IP network services company to become the security piece of that companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bundled digital services offering.
Through the new partnership with CeriStar, Armed Alert will install, monitor and service residential and small business accounts that are located in residential and commercial communities serviced by CeriStar.
LAKE TAHOE, Nev. - One of the largest dealer programs by a security product manufacturer, GE Security Pro, plans to get even larger, with expectations of growing to more than 300 installers of residential and small commercial systems within a matter of months and 500 members by the end of 2004.
MARKHAM, Ontario - The association representing Canadian security installers has struck a partnership with the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association that will result in CEDIAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s presentationÃ‚Â of conferenceÃ‚Â sessions at CANASAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Security Canada trade shows.
Beginning in October at the Security Canada Central International Security Conference and Exposition, CEDIA will present six conference sessions that focus on the custom electronic design of systems.
HOUSTON - In an effort to capitalize on the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s recurring revenue model, broadband services company Eagle Broadband has formed a new security division that willÃ‚Â streamlineÃ‚Â the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disparate security operations and pave the way for growth.
Through the formation of Eagle Broadband Security Home Division, the company has channeled the sales and installation of its more than 6,000 accounts from several Eagle Broadband companies into a new, single staff of about 20 employees, said Dean Cubley, chairman and chief executive officer of Eagle Broadband.
TOPEKA, Kan. - Officials from Westar Energy said in late June that its subsidiary, Westar Industries, had closed the sale of Protection One Europe to two investment funds managed by ABN Amro Capitol France.
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A new headquarters with ample room has afforded Knight Security Systems the space to create a program to provide home-builders with structured wiring and other services, such as security and central vacuum systems.
John Bergher, EVP of marketing and customer care for Sacramento, Calif.-based GHS Interactive Security, talks to Tess about the partnership GHS formed this spring with Solar Universe to offer homeowners a solution combining security, home automation and solar.